This year TENT opens the cultural season with a long-weekend programme of festivities, starting Thursday 27 September with the opening of Only Weeds Emerge, a solo exhibition by Rotterdam-based Australian artist Pilar Mata Dupont. Friday 28 September, TENT presents two exclusives: the opening of the exhibition Who do you think you are? curated by Rotterdam singer-songwriter Sabrina Starke, and the very first showcase of her brand new album, Underneath the Surface, at the Arminius. Sunday 30 September, the last day of the Opening of the Cultural Season, Sabrina Starke and the HipHopHuis present Beats, Battles & Biographies, an exchange between people, cultures, and continents, all packed into a dance battle at TENT.

For this new season, TENT sets its sights on current social and cultural themes. ‘We offer a prominent platform for contemporary artists while embracing cooperation with makers and voices from the cultural field’, says TENT’s artistic director, Anke Bangma. In Sabrina Starke’s project the results are vibrant, cultural, and artistic cross-connections of music, dance, literature, and street culture. ‘A common thread is the telling of stories by special guests and the provision of space for the public. It’s a way to meet and share knowledge and experiences that are meaningful to today’s society.’


Full programme – Opening of the Cultural Season at TENT
Thursday 27 September
Exhibition opening of Only Weeds Emerge by Pilar Mata Dupont
Time: 19.00 – 21.00
Free admission

Friday 28 September
Showcase of Sabrina Starke’s new album Underneath the Surface
Time: 18.30-20.00
Arminius Rotterdam, Museumpark 3
Advance tickets: €12.00 Available via

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Opening group exhibition Who do you think you are?, curated by Sabrina Starke
Time: 20.15 – 22.00
DJ: Nixon Dias
Free admission

Saturday 29 September
Take a walk with…| Sabrina Starke
Exhibition tour and acoustic performance
Time: 16.00 – 17.30
Free Admission

Sunday 30 September
Event: Sabrina Starke X Hiphophuis: Beat, Battles & Biographies
Time: 14.00 – 16.00 (doors open 13.00)
Free Admission
More info about the event here.

The Cultural Season Opening at TENT is made possible by: Arminius, the Mondriaan Fund, CBK Rotterdam, Rotterdam Festivals, The Art of Impact and the VSB Fund.